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“Gem of a museum in East Liverpool” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of Ceramics

The Museum of Ceramics
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Ceramics, which is operated by the Museum of Ceramics Foundation and the Ohio History Connection, houses an extensive collection of the wares produced in the city long known as "America's Crockery City" and "The Pottery Capitol of the Nation." Enjoy a 12-minute movie about the Ohio valley pottery industry, then explore 2 floors of exhibits, including life-size dioramas of people working in the potteries. We also have Civil War artifacts, two dozen paintings by New Deal era artist Roland Schweinsburg, scavenger hunts and electronic games for children, pottery classes, a giant 19th century potter's wheel that you can operate, a library of historic documents relating to the American pottery industry, and the largest public collection of Lotus Ware porcelain. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Ohio, USA
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“Gem of a museum in East Liverpool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

The Museum of Ceramics is a fantastic place for pottery lovers and pottery collectors. It has 2 floors of wonderful displays, mostly of ceramic ware produced in and around the East Liverpool, Ohio, area from the 1840s to the 1960s. There are some great lifelike displays in the lower level of scenes from the old pottery days in the 1800s, showing what a grueling life it must have been to work in the pottery industry. There is also a wonderful 35 minute multimedia show that gives you a good understanding of how important the pottery industry was to the Ohio River valley in the 19th century. It only costs $4, or $2 for children, and is well worth the visit.

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LiverpudlianLady, Manager at The Museum of Ceramics, responded to this review, October 29, 2015
Things have changed a bit since you wrote your kind review, but the museum remains a wonderful treasure in the area. For those reading your review, it may be helpful to know that it now only costs $6 per adult, and only $3 per student, and our video is currently only about twelve minutes long. Visitors with elementary school children will always enjoy the ongoing Scavenger Hunt available by request all the time. Thank you for your kind words, and your ongoing support of the museum in a variety of ways too.
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